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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fabulous Fashionista

BCBG, Ella Moss & James Perse

Everything up to 70% OFF
Saturday, February 13th, 2010
10:00am - 4:00pm
Fort Mason Center in San Francisco

[This was last year's set up. Racks of BCBG dresses and behind the racks is voila, your changing room.]

I was able to attend last year and it was just one big warehouse room with racks and racks of BCBG dresses, tops/bottoms from Ella Moss and a huge crowd of hungry women looking for a bargain. I saw things from previous lines and new things from their upcoming lines.

What I thought was a bit sketchy about this event was the pricing. I was able to find a dress I liked but there was no price tag. I waited in the long line to pay and I saw the gears in the lady's head turn as I asked her how much. She just blurted out a number.

Another thing some girls might be uncomfortable with is the changing room. Ok, what changing room? No seriously, your fitting room is bascially the warehouse [refer to picture above]. There's mirrors behind the racks and racks of dresses so you really can't be seen trying on dresses BUT there are 20 other girls around you changing. Not to mention the men that are shopping in there with their ladies so if you're uncomfortable about situations like these, make sure you know your size to avoid the fitting 'room.'

SFMACandcheese's recommendations:
1. Study the prices of BCBG and Ella Moss clothing items. BCBG dresses are anywhere from $150-300+ so know how BCBG price their dresses so you don't get ripped off at this sale. I'm not a fan of Ella Moss clothing so I can't say much about that. Definitely do the math before you pay for the clothing items!
2. This event opens at 10:00am so show up early! Parking can be a bit difficult but if you're the first one there, there shouldn't be a problem. Most dresses only come in one size so 'the early bird gets the worm' saying really pertains to this sale.
3. Wear leggings and a thin tank top under your clothes in case you want to try on items at this sample sale. Who knows if this year's set up will be worse than lasts! Either way, if you're uncomfortable changing in a big big room, then do your best to cover yourself up.
4. Bring cash. You'll get 10% off your whole purchase.
5. Do NOT bring a purse/handbag. They will either tell you to leave it upfront where anyone can snag it or tell you to bring it back to your car.

Happy Sample Sale Shopping, Ladies!

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